It's not quite a Michigan morning - still too much humidity - but it's comfortable sitting on the porch reviving with caffeine.
I've decided to quit drinking during the month of September, and to see where it leads. Until last night, I was doing fine. Then I went to Blues In The District at Washington Park and it got a little more challenging.
But seeing Tookie with H20 made me feel better. He's stopped to cut carbs. I've stopped to just see if I can do it.
I liken this to a social experiment. If you are hanging out and the beer is flowing, are your perceptions different if you decide not to drink?
Duh! Of course! I'm not saying it's better or worse, but it's very different.
I'm quitting because it was getting too easy to have a beer after work. After a walk. After dinner. At night. All night.
I know people who drink a lot more and are still functional. I know people who hardly drink at all and should drink more — "Lighten up, Francis ...." In the end, you can't worry about anybody else, just yourself. My liver will thank me, I know that.
Not sure how long it will last. I can't imagine sitting on a Lake Michigan beach without a beer. Then again, it might be nice to wake up in the tent and not wonder where the Aspirin bottle is.
Just thinking how huge the Oregon at Michigan game is this afternoon, and how nice it will be to just sit and watch college football today.
With a water, of course .....